Creativity and Adolescent Behavior

2187 Words9 Pages
Introduction Upon the preponderance of psychological literature on adolescent behavior, research indicates that children thrive in environments in which they are able to use their creativity. With the opportunity to individually express themselves, adolescence often improve their behavior, have an increased level of participation to given tasks, and have improved prosocial skills (Wright, John, Alaggia, and Sheel, 2006). The ingenuity of hands- on projects teaches adolescence to work toward goals in a variety ways (Larson and Angus, 2011). The present paper seeks to examine the effects of extracurricular project involvement, active creativity, and youth programs on the psychological development of adolescence. In addition, this current paper will provide pair information on The SEED School of Maryland and the special project conducted as part my required internship. Creativity and Adolescent Development Children respond in a variety of positive ways to extracurricular projects and projects that use creativity. Extracurricular projects are any projects done by the students that are outside the realm school curriculum. These projects serve the purpose of inspiring learning, growth, and knowledge to students. Projects that are organized outside of the school curriculum remove pressure from children to perform for a grade and ensure that they are working in their full realm of creativity. This is important because according to Luttrell & Parker (2001) children value creativity
Open Document